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S.No. 1 Point Noise Levels Description a Protect workers against harmful effects of excessive noise a 2 Fire Protection Provide fire extinguishing equipment sufficient to extinguish any probable fire at such construction site;
b Ensure availability of trained persons required to operate the fire extinguishing equipment c Fire Extinguishers to be properly maintained and inspected at regular intervals not less than once in a year by a responsible person and record to be maintained Ensure to have onsite emergency action plan for construction sites for emergencies like, Fire & explosion, Collapse of lifting appliances, gas leaks, land slides etc.
Emergency Action Plans Guarding of Moving Parts
a All Moving parts of machineries like handtools, DG sets to provided with guards No worker lifts by hand or carries overhead or over his back or shoulders any material, a article, tool or appliances exceeding in weight the maximum limits set out unless aided by any other building worker or a mechanical device Adult Man - 55 KG Adult Woman - 30 KG b Adolescent Male - 30 KG Adolescent Female - 30 KG c a i ii iii iv If a group of workers lifting any material, then the total weight of the material should not exceed the total maximum limit set out by each worker seperately Every organisation establishing 50 or more workers shall prepare a Health & Safety Policy. The Policy shall contain: the intentions and commitments of the establishments regarding health, safety and environmental protection specifying the responsibility at different levels of hierarchy responsibilities of the principal employer, contractor, sub-contractor transporter or other agencies involved in the construction work techniques and methods for assessment of risks to safety, health and environmental and remedial measures arrangement for training of building workers, trainers, supervisors or other persons engaged in the construction work
Lifting and carrying of excessive weight.
Health & Safety Policy
the intention and commitment referred to in 6. [a]. [i] shall be taken into account in making b decisions relating to operations, machinery, equipment, materials and placement of building workers. c The establishment shall revise the policy referred to in 6. (a) as often as necessary d Dangerous and harmful environment Overhead Protection A copy of the policy referred shall be displayed at the conspicuous places in Hindi, English and a local language understood by the majority of building workers at a construction site.
Slipping, tripping, cutting and falling hazards.
No worker is to be permitted to work in a confined space/ trench/ excavation where a hazardous atmosphere is present without taking safety precautions and certified by responsible person The employer shall ensure at the building and other construction work that any area exposed to risk of falling material, articles or objects is roped off or cordoned off or a otherwise suitably guarded from inadvertent entry of persons other than building workers at work in such area. All passageways, platforms and other places of work at the building or other construction a work shall be kept by the employer free from accumulation of dust, debris or similar material and from other obstructions that may cause tripping. Any sharp projection or protruding nails or similar projections which may cause any cutting b hazard to a building worker at the building or other construction work shall be removed or otherwise made safe by taking suitable measures by the employer Every open side or opening into which a building worker, vehicle or lifting appliance or other c equipments may fall at a building or other construction work shall be covered or guarded suitably by the employer Wherever building workers at a building or other construction work are exposed to the hazards of falling from height while employed on such work, they shall be provided by the employer with adequate equipment or means for d saving them from such hazards. Such equipments ormeans shall be in accordance with the national standards. e Wherever there is a possibility of falling of any material, equipment or building worker at a construction site relating to a building or other construction work, adequate and suitable safety net shall be provided by employer in accordance with the national standards An employer shall prevent concentration of dust, gases or fumes by providing suitable means to control their concentration within the permissible limit so that they may not cause injury or pose health hazard to a building worker at a building or other construction work.
Dust, gases, fumes, etc
Suitable personal protective equipment for the protection of eyes shall be provided by an employer and used by the building worker engaged in operations a like welding, cutting, chipping, grinding or similar operations which may cause hazard to his eyes at a building or other construction work
Material piles are stored or stacked in such a manner as to ensure stability. wear safety shoes and helmets conforming to the national standards.59 of 1988). 14 Vehicular Traffic. shall be provided by the employer with safety helmets of type and tested in accordance with the national standards.59 of 1988) and the rules made thereunder. English and in a local language understood by the majority of the building workers. c d 17 Use of safety helmets and shoes a 18 Construction and maintenance of lifting gear ii Free from patent defects: and iii Properly maintained in good repair and working order The employer shall ensure at a construction site of a building or other construction work that no chain or wire rope with a knot in it is used in building or other construction work b . The employer shall ensure that. The employer shall ensure that illumination sufficient for maintaining safe working conditions at a site of a building or other construction work is provided where building workers are required to work or pass and for passageways. The employer shall ensure at a construction site of a building or other construction work that a Every lifting gear is. 1988 (Act No. shall be provided with waterproof coat with hat by the employer. the employer shall take adequate measures to prevent any worker from coming into physical contact with any electrical equipment or apparatus. he may make a request in writing to the concerned authorities to control such traffic. d e f g Every building worker required to pass through or work within the areas at building or other construction work where there is hazard of his being struck by falling objects or materials. or is located in close proximity to a road or any other place where any vehicular traffic may cause danger to building workers. 1988 (Act No. The employer shall ensure that all vehicles used at construction site of a building or other b construction work comply with the requirements of the Motor Vehicle Act. shall be provided with suitable hand gloves by the employer. as far as practicable. crow bars or other hand-tools which may come in contact with a live electrical line. The employer shall ensure that all persons who are performing any work or services at a building or other construction work. The employer shall ensure that all temporary electrical installations at a building or other construction work are provided with earth leakage circuit breakers The employer shall ensure that all electrical installations at a building or other construction work comply with the requirements of any law for the time being in force. shall be provided by the employer with insulated protective gloves and footwear of the type in accordance with the national standards. i Of good design and construction. Material or equipment is not stored upon any floor or platform in such quantity as to exceed its safe carrying capacity.a 12 Head protection and other protective apparel b c d a b c 13 Electrical hazards. no wiring. The employer shall ensure. Every building worker engaged in handling sharp objects or heavy materials at a building or other construction work. is left on ground or floor at a building or other construction work The employer shall ensure that all electrical appliances and current carrying equipment used at a building or other construction work are made of sound material and are properly and adequately earthed. etc. Every building worker required to work in water or in wet concrete or in other similar work at a building or other construction work. the building workers using jack hammers. Material or equipment is not stored or placed so close to any edge of a floor or platform as to endanger the safety of persons below or working in the vicinity. shall be provided with suitable water-proof boots by the employer. at a construction site of a building or other construction work that: All materials are stored or stacked in a safe and orderly manner to avoid obstruction of any passageway or place of work. stairways and landing. In workplaces at a building or other construction work where the exact location of underground electric power line is not known. a a b 16 Stacking of materials. machines or live electrical circuit which may cause electrical hazard during the course of his employment at a building or other construction work. Whenever any building or other construction work is being carried on. The employer shall display and maintain suitable warning signs at conspicuous places at a building or other construction work in Hindi. such illumination is not less than that provided in the relevant national standards. the employer shall ensure that such building or other construction work is a barricaded and suitable warning signs and lights displayed or erected to prevent such danger and if necessary. which may come in contact with water or which may be mechanically damaged. The employer shall ensure that a driver of a vehicle of any class or description operating at c a construction site of a building or other construction work holds a valid driving license under the Motor Vehicle Act. Every building worker required to work in rain or in similar wet condition at building or other construction work. sound material and adequate strength to perform the work for which it is used 15 Illumination of passageways. in accordance with the national standards Before commencement of any building or other construction work. which may cause hand injury.
b i ii iii a b c i ii 22 Warning signs and notices 23 Circuit breaker. Such project engineer shall exercise overall control of the operations and the activities at such project and be responsible for carrying out the activities safely. having jurisdiction. to take remedial measures to avoid any unsafe practice or conditions relating to such excavation or tunnelling work The employer shall ensure at a construction site of a building or other construction work that Suitable warning signs or notices. 26 Ladders & step ladders . English and in a language understood by the majority of such building workers at such excavation or tunneling works Such warning signs and notices with regards to compressed air working shall include Fire and explosion hazards the emergency procedures for rescue from such danger or hazards. at least once in every three months.The employer shall ensure at a construction site of a building or other construction work that a Rope is of good quality and free from defects 19 Ropes for material lifting b Every wire rope of lifting appliance or lifting gear used for building or other construction work is inspected by a responsible person for such use. The employer shall ensure at a construction site of a building or other construction work that Adequate number of differential ground fault circuit breakers are installed for every electrical a distribution system and its sub-systems used at work and the sensivity of each of circuit breaker is adjusted in accordance with the relevant national standards The employer shall ensure at a construction site of a building or other construction work that a there is no exposed live wire in working areas at an excavation or tunnelling work which are accessible to building workers other than those authorized to work on such live wires The employer shall ensure at a construction site of a building or other a construction work that all welding sets used in a tunnel are of adequate capacity and of suitable type approved by the Chief Inspector of Building and other Construction. 25 Welding sets. Where it is required. shall be displayed or erected at conspicuous places in Hindi. such ladder is lashed to a fixed b structure so that while working on such ladder it does not slip A ladder or steep-ladder does not stand on loose bricks or other loose packing and has a c level and firm footing. c a 20 Project Engineer b a 21 Responsible person. When a ladder is used as a means of communication. sufficient foot-hold and hand-hold are d provided for use by the building worker e Every ladder is i Secured so as to prevent undue swaying ii Equally and properly supported on ach of its upright iii So used as not to cause undue sagging. in case of use of fixed ladders. to carry out smoothly such excavation or tunnelling work. 24 Live wires. to inspect and rectify any hazardous situation relating to such excavation or tunnelling work. Every employer undertaking any excavation or tunnelling work shall appoint a project engineer for safe operation of such projects of such excavation or tunnelling work for which such engineer is appointed. required for the safety of the building workers carrying out the work of an excavation or tunnelling. of such rope shows sign of excessive wear. and iv Placed as nearly as possible at an inclination of four in one The use of all ladders and step-ladders conform to the relevant national standards for their f use. Every employer carrying out any excavation or tunnelling work at a construction site of building or other construction work shall appoint a responsible person for the safe operation for such excavation or tunnelling work. made of sound material and of adequate strength for the purpose for which a such ladder or step ladder is used. Duties and responsibilities of the responsible person referred to in sub-rule [a] shall include. the total number of visible broken wires exceed ten per cent of the total number of wires in such rope. corrosion or other defects which in the opinion of the person who inspects it or Inspector. No wire rope is used for building or other construction work if in any length of eight diameters of such wires. is unfit for use. The employer shall ensure at a construction site of a building or other construction works that Every ladder or steep-ladder used in building or other construction work is of good construction.
conforms to the relevant national standards The responsible person for maintenance of safety nets and their use ensures safe fixing of b such safety nets and provide such safety nets with suitable and sufficient anchorage so that the purposes for which such safety net is intended for use. life lines and devices for the attachment of such life lines conform to the relevant a national standards b Every building worker is supplied with safety belt and safety life lines for his protection and such building worker uses such belts and life lines during the performance of his works 29 Safety Belt and its Use. The employer shall ensure at a construction site of a building or other construction work that every side of a working platform from which a person is liable to fall is provided with suitable g and safety guardrails and toe-board of adequate strength to prevent fall of any building worker. or handling in connection therewith cannot be safely carried out unaided. free a from defects and having the grain of such wood running lengthwise Have rungs made of straight-grained wood free from defects and mortised or securely b notched into the upright. material or tools from such platform No building worker is permitted to work on a scaffold which has been damaged or h weakened unless adequate safety measures have been taken to ensure the safety of such building workers Necessary warning signs are displayed at such places where repairs of scaffold are i undertaken . good condition. made of sound a material and free from defects and is safe for the purposes for which it is intended for use In case bamboo is used for scaffolding such bamboo is of suitable quality. The employer shall ensure at a construction site of a building or other a construction work that no ladder is used which has a missing or defective rung or a rung which depends for its support solely on nails spikes or other similar fixing The employer shall ensure at a construction site of a building or other construction work that all wooden ladders used in building work. pit or any other such opening g Stacks which may lean heavily or become unstable or collapse are barricaded. for its use The responsible person for supervising the use of safety belts and safety life lines referred d to in clause (b) inspects and ensures that such safety belts and life lines are fit for use before taken into use at every time. h No pipe is stored on rack or in stack where such pipe is likely to fall by rolling. from coming into contact with the electric wires or dangerous equipment. 30 31 32 33 All building workers using safety belts and safety life lines have the knowledge of safe use c and maintenance of such belts and life lines and are supplied with necessary instructions. The stacking of construction materials or articles is not made near the site of excavation. damages from chemical and damages from biological agents. which forms the working platform is projected beyond its end support e unless it is effectively prevented from tripping or lifting The employer shall ensure at a construction site of a building or other construction work that all necessary and practical measures for protection are taken to prevent any building f worker. reasonable a measures to guard against accident or dangerous occurrences are taken by shoring or otherwise to prevent any danger likely to be caused by such handling Stacking of material or article is made on firm foundation not liable to settle and deviate b such material or article and does not overload the floor on which such stacking is made The materials or articles are not stacked to such a height and in such a manner as would c render the pile of such stack unstable and cause hazards to the building workers or the Stacking and unstacking of public in general. b free from protruding knots and stripped off to avoid any injury to building workers during handling such bamboo All metal scaffolds used in building or other construction work conform to the relevant c national standards Board. and c Have reinforcing metal ties.27 Rungs 28 Materials for ladders. The employer shall ensure at a construction site of building or other construction works that Every safety net is of adequate strength. unstacking stowing or unstowing of construction material or articles. d safe means of access to the stack is provided All stacking or unstacking operations are performed under the supervision of a responsible e person for such stacking or unstacking. a nets when they are not in use and are protected against mechanical damage. materials and articles. The employer shall ensure at a construction site of building or other construction works that Where stacking. if the tenons of such ladders are not secured by wedges The employer shall ensure at a construction site of building or other construction works that Safety belt. Where the building workers are working on stack exceeding one point five metres in height. The employer shall ensure at a construction site of a building or other construction works that Every scaffold and every component thereof is of adequate construction. is served The employer shall ensure at a construction site of building or other construction works that proper arrangement is made for the safe storage of safety belts. made of sound material and is suitable for use and a Safety net and its use. etc. f shaft. plank and decking used in construction of a working platform is of uniform size and strength and is capable of supporting the load and the number of building workers in d accordance with the relevant national standards keeping in view the safety of such building workers Scaffold Construction No board or plank. Are constructed upright of adequate strength and are made of straight-grained wood. working on a scaffold. safety life lines and safety Storage of Safety belts and nets.
The employer shall ensure at a construction site of building or other construction work that every side of working platform from which a person is liable to fall is provided with suitable Guardrails a and safe guardrails and toeboard of adequate strength to prevent fall of any building worker. which has previously Scaffold used by building workers a been used another employer for his building workers. involving building worker. the employer shall appoint safety officer. altered or dismantled except under the supervision of a responsible person for such erection. Wherever the number of workers employed by single employer is less than five hundred. 3 the injured building worker shall be given first-aid and immediately thereafter be transferred to a hospital or other place for medical treatment Where any accident causing disablement. telephone. adequately waited at the base Used only on plain and even surface. The employer shall ensure at a construction site of a building or other construction works that The scaffold used in building or other construction work is maintained in good repairs and a the measures are taken against its accidental displacement or any other hazards No scaffold or part thereof is partly dismantled and allowed to remain in such a condition b unless Maintenance The stability or safety of the remaining portion of such scaffold has been ensured by a i responsible person for the safety of such scaffold In case the remaining part of such scaffold cannot be used by the building workers. subsequently results in death of a building 4 worker. with prior permission of chief inspector of building and other construction works 1 Notice of any accident on the construction site. fax or similar other means including special messenger within four hours. to the 40 Safety Officer i Board with which the building worker involved in accident was registered as a beneficiary ii Chief Inspector of Inspection of Building and Construction. such safety officers may be assisted by suitable and adequate staff. No building worker remains on board scaffold. as may be directed by the District Magistrate 41 Reporting of accidents In the case of an accident falling under clause (b) of sub-rule(l) or clause (b) of sub-rule (2). and the District Magistrate or if the District Magistrate by order so desires. which either. in the manner prescribed in sub-rule(l). chain or loose a gears overturning cranes used in building or the reconstruction work falling of objects from height Collapse or subsidence of soil. in case of fatal accidents and seventy two hours. in case of other accidents. shall b also be sent to i the officer incharge of the nearest police station. the lesser of a base dimension of such scaffold. a no scaffold is erected. b A tower scaffold is lashed to a building or a fixed structure before being used by the building worker 39 Tower Scaffold. namely Collapse or failure of lifting appliances or hoist or conveyors or other similar equipment for handling building or construction material. English and in a language understood by majority ii of the building workers that such scaffold is unfit for use.34 35 36 37 38 The employer shall ensure at a construction site of building or other construction works that Supervision by a responsible person. gallery roof or any other part of any structure. or breakage or failure of rope. any wall. a worker. collapse of transmissions Explosion of receiver or Vessel used for storage at a pressure greater than atmospheric d pressure. shall forthwith be sent by telegram. excavation. and Has casters provided with positive locking devices to hold such scaffold in position. floor. to the Revenue ii Divisional Officer. from coming into contact with the electric wires or dangerous equipment The employer shall ensure at a construction site of building or other construction works that The height of every tower scaffold used in building or other construction work is not more a than 8 times. alteration or dismantling. is displayed at the place where such scaffold is erected. tools. necessary warning notice written in Hindi. material when it is being shifted from d one position to another position In every establishments wherein 500 or more building workers are ordinarily employed. addition. b platform. working on a scaffold. of any gas or gases or any liquid or solid used as building material Fire and explosion causing damage to any place on construction site where e building workers are employed f Leakage or release of harmful toxic gases at the construction site . whether or not any death or disablement is caused to a building worker. or disable such building worker from work for more than ten days following the accident. such employers may form a group and appoint a common safety officer for such group of employers. having jurisdiction over the area. if necessary. c i ii iii Any tower scaffold which can be moved or castered is Constructed with due regard to the stability and. material or tools from such platform The employer shall ensure at a construction site of a building or other construction work that where a scaffold or a part of a scaffold is used. and iii Next in kin or other relative of building worker involved in accident Notice of any accident at a construction site of a building or other construction 2 work. added. notice in writing of such death shall be communicated to the authorities as mentioned in sub-rule(l) and sub-rule(2) within seventy two hours of such deat The following classes of dangerous occurrences shall be reported to the Inspector having 5 jurisdiction. which a causes loss of life. a causes loss of life: or b disable a building worker from working for a period of forty eight hours or more immediately following the accident. staging scaffolding or any means of access including form work c Contact work. such scaffold or part thereof is used of different employers only after its inspection and examination by a responsible person for its use that such scaffold or part is safe and fit for such use The employer shall ensure at a construction site of a building or other construction work that all necessary and practical measures for protection are taken to prevent any building Protection against electric power line.
and . bends or divers paralysis. burns including chemical bums. shock including electric shock. obstetric or pediatric emergencies drowning. other surgical. insect-bite. gynecological. crush injuries. snake-bite. The essential life saving aids for any emergent situation referred to in sub clause (i) to (xii) of clause (a) are provided to an injured or a sick building worker during his transportation from such building site to a hospital and till such building worker is attended by a doctor in such hospital. scorpion and bee stings. and sun stroke and frost bite to building workers are provided and properly maintained under the supervision of a construction medical officer.a 42 First-aid Boxes b c 43 Emergency care services (or) emergency treatment a i ii iii iv v vi vii viii ix x xi xii b The employer shall ensure at a construction site of a building or other construction work that sufficient number of first-aid boxes or cupboards are provided and maintained for providing first-aid to the building workers: Every first-aid box or cupboard is distinctly marked 'FIRST AID' Nothing except appliances or requisites for first-aid is kept in a first-aid box or cupboard and such box or cupboard is so kept as to protect it against contamination by dust or other foreign matter and against penetration of moisture and such box or cupboard is kept in the charge of a person trained in first-aid and is always readily available during the working hours The employer shall ensure at a construction site of a building or other construction work that essential life saving aides and appliances required to handle head injuries and spinal injuries bleeding fractures and dislocation of bones and joints. dehydration due to any cause.
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